Author: Nigel Paterson

Easter at Bibina

Looking for Easter eggs and quality chocolates for Easter? Bibina has a range of bulk eggs, gifts, bagged eggs, chocolate bunnies and more.

We also have limited range of Moo Free eggs, but they are selling fast!
Moo Free chocolate is dairy free and suitable for vegans.
Don’t forget to check out the chocolate room for lots of beautiful chocolate in boxes, bars and more.

Sasha talks about some of our Easter range.
festive duck recipe

Recipe – Whole Duck

Luv-a-Duck Whole Duck is wholesome, meaty and fully flavoured. A succulent crisp duck is easy to prepare and a sure favourite to serve for all occasions. And best of all, it’s so easy.

To Prepare:
Preheat oven to 190°C
Remove neck and trim wings to 2nd joint, open the vent at the leg and drain any liquid from the cavity. Dry the skin with a paper towel and season the duck with salt. Place your favourite herbs in the cavity.
Place the duck on an oven rack in a roasting dish


Roast in the preheated oven until brown all over and juices run clear. Approximate roasting time is 40 minutes per kg.
Allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving.


Festive Duck with Raspberry and Thyme served with Pomegranate Sauce

(On the Luv-A-Duck website)

Lolly products tasting day event

Lolly Tasting day!

This Friday, June 20, we have Allens Party Mix and Allens Retro Party Mix being the stars of our tasting day, at the Bibina Food Warehouse, 10am-2pm.

We also have some Pork Crackle to try if your prefer your treats less sweet!

Allens lollies and Pork Crackle

Sara Lee tasting event

Sara Lee Cake Tasting Day

Friday, July 13 in store at Bibina we will have FREE tastings of beautiful Chocolate, Carrot an Banana cake from Sara Lee.
Come in to Bibina – 355 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay – between 10am and 2pm for your slice or two!

Organic Kombucha Tea Drinks

New Kombucha in store & on sale

Now at Bibina we have a new range of Organic Kombucha tea drinks.

Pep Tea brew its Kombucha right here in the Hunter Valley… it’s low in sugar, gluten free, low GI and low care carb, but still big on flavour.

Pep Tea’s organic kombucha tea comes in 4 great flavours :-

At only $2.95 per bottle it’s great value, but here at Bibina we have an introductory offer of 24-bottle cartons of Pep Tea Kombucha priced at just $48, which works out at $2 per bottle.

The Point Restaurant

Award winning restaurant in Soldiers Point, Port Stephens


A short drive from Nelson Bay, The Point Restaurant offers an award winning dining experience. Surround yourself with 180 degree views of the picturesque waterways surrounding Soldiers Point Marina while you tantalise your tastebuds with exquisite food and an impressive wine list to match.

The Point Restaurant takes advantage of its surrounds utilising the exceptional local Seafood available for their menu.It is positioned as an a la carte dining experience with an extensive but well planned and innovative menu featuring a strong emphasis on amazing seafood and daily specials. Fresh produce is sourced both locally and Australia wide to ensure the very best ingredients are used.

Whether it be an intimate dinner for two, a function or a wedding, The Point Restaurant is the perfect setting. Sip cocktails whilst you are bathed in the soft glow from the legendary Soldiers Point Sunset.

Check out their website here.
Or check out their Facebook page here.

seed kernal crackers

Healthy Seed Crackers

Looking for a fast, healthy snack to get you through the day? These crackers have seeds galore and are perfect with avocado, hummus or cheese.

  • 1 1/2 cups sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/2 cup linseeds
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water


  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Set aside, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until water has absorbed.
  2. Preheat the oven to 160/140 fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Press the sunflower mixture firmly, in a thin layer, over each prepared tray, ensuring there are no gaps. Bake for 1 hour or until golden and crisp. Cool and break into large pieces..
Anzac Organic Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits, Traditional Recipe

Although the very first Anzac Biscuits were made without coconut, they were required to stay fresh for months as they were shipped around the world to soldiers serving a long way from home.

Over the years the recipe was modified to incorporate coconut for a better taste.

This recipe makes more than a dozen Anzac Biscuits. Here’s a 2 minute video showing how it’s done.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water


  1. Pre-heat oven at 160°.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Add syrup to dissolved bicarbonate soda and water. Combine with melted butter.
  4. Mix dry ingredients and stir in liquid. (If mix is crumbly, add small amount of water.)
  5. Place small balls, on baking-paper-lined tray and flatten.
  6. Bake in moderate oven for approximately 10 minutes for soft biscuits, 15 minutes for crispier biscuits.
  7. Lift out carefully with a knife as they are soft till cold.
Anzac Organic Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits – Gluten Free

Bibina has many products to suit gluten intolerent people, from ready-to ready to basic ingredients. Here’s a gluten-free Anzac biscuit recipe.

Here’s the video showing how traditional Anzac Biscutis are made and is a guide to making gluten free biscuits.


  • 1 cup Quinoa Flakes or 2 cups Orgran gluten free cornflakes
  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups plain Orgran gluten free flour
  • 125g Western Star butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Lyle’s golden syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate soda
  • 2 Tablespoons boiling water


  • Preheat oven to 130 degrees.
  • Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • Mix together quinoa/cornflakes with coconut, sugar and flour.
  • Melt butter/margarine with the golden syrup in a small saucepan.
  • Add bicarbonate soda to boiling water and mix to dissolve.  Add to butter mixture.
  • Pour butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well until combined.
  • Roll dessert spoons of mixture into balls and place on the lined tray, being careful to allow room for spreading. Slightly flatten.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool slightly on tray before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.